Media and Entertainment Skills Council(MESC)

Growing our economy, Skilling our people

About MESC

Founded in 2012, Media & Entertainment Skills Council is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Council has been promoted by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) with financial support by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

The key objective of MESC is to create a robust and vibrant eco-system for quality vocational education and skill development in Media & Entertainment Space in the country.

In addition, the Media & Entertainment Sector Skill Council aims to serve as a single source of information on M & E sector with specific reference to Skill and Human Resource Development in India. The Council is also implementing Standards, Training, and Accreditation & Reward (PMKVY) scheme of Government of India. Under the PMKVY Scheme, MESC has introduced the training programme in affiliated institutes as well.


We envision to work as a bridge between Industry-Academia and create a sustainable ecosystem leading to robust skill & entrepreneurship development in Media & Entertainment Sector.
We foster to develop and nurture skilling ecosystem on a large scale with benchmarks and standards as expected by Industry. Thus, promoting a culture of innovative entrepreneurship and high wage-based employment for aspirants, professionals and start-ups.

Enabling opportunities for all stakeholders to generate sustainable livelihoods for all citizens in the country, contribute to the GDP of India and enhance media and entertainment exports as well.
To facilitate this at a fast pace a proactive board comprising of eminent professionals from all M&E sub-sectors have come together selflessly to nurture and guide.

Media and Entertainment Skills Council aims to promote skill development initiatives by catalysing creation of quality vocational institutions aligned to industry requirements in Media and Entertainment Sector and thus creating a pool of skilled workforce for ready deployment.

We work closely with Industry partners and Training Institutions. On one side we understand the requirements of the industry and on the other side, we guide the training providers to match the expectations set by them. Our motto is to focus on improving the response of education and training to the needs of industry, by more closely matching educational provision to need at a regional level. The information and data we collate during this exercise keep us updated on the skills required by the industry and structure the programs to match those requirements and plan for future skills provision.

  Identification of skill development needs including preparing a catalog of types of skills, range, and depth of skills to facilitate individuals to choose from them.

  Development of a sector skill development plan and maintaining skill inventory.

  Determining skills/competency standards and qualifications and getting them notified as per NSQF.

  Standardization of affiliation, accreditation, examination, and certification process in accordance with NSQF as determined by NSQC.

  Conduct skill-based assessment and certification for QP /NOS aligned training programs.

  Participation in the setting up of affiliation, accreditation, examination, and certification norms for their respective sectors.

  Plan and facilitate the execution of Training of Trainers along with NSDC and states.

  Promotion of Academies of Excellence.

  Paying particular attention to the skilling needs of ST/SC, differently abled, and minority groups.

Skill India Mission

Skill India is an initiative of the Government of India which has been launched to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and productive in their work environment.

The Skill Mission launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi on 15 July 2015, has gathered tremendous steam under the guidance of Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Former Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Skill India Mission aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022. The mission aims at vocational training and certification of Indian youth for a better livelihood and respect in the society.